Archive for April, 2016
Ford autonomous car development partnerships
Ford has been one of the companies at the forefront of the development of autonomous vehicles. Now instead of having to compete with the other companies jockeying for the lead in self-driving technology, Ford will be be working with them. Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber and Lyft will be forming a coalition. This Ford autonomous car development partnership is meant to aid in the creation of infrastructure that better supports the technology. (more…)
How much has Ford invested in American factories?
As many auto manufacturers send more and more jobs to foreign countries, Ford is doing the exact opposite, investing significant capital into production plants here in the United States. How much has Ford invested in American factories? Well, the number just got significantly larger. (more…)
What truck has the lowest carbon footprint?
Every month, Ford recycles 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping a the company’s Dearborn Truck Plant. That’s enough aluminum to make more than 30,000 F-150 trucks. The extensive recycling program helps make the Ford F-150 one of the greenest vehicles on the roads. So anyone wondering what truck has the lowest carbon footprint has found the answer. It’s the Ford F-150. (more…)
2017 Ford Escape available near Atlanta, GA
Akins Ford is happy to announce that the 2017 Ford Escape is now available on our lot! We have several new models of the crossover in our inventory. So if you are looking for a 2017 Ford Espace available near Atlanta, Georgia, Akins Ford should be your first stop. (more…)
2016 Ford F-150 Police Truck Modifications
The F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in America, and now it is ready to protect America’s law enforcement officers. The F-150 Special Services Vehicle will be the latest addition to Ford’s extensive lineup of law enforcement vehicles. Several 2016 Ford F-150 police truck modifications have been done to create this amazing new vehicle. (more…)
2016 Ford F-150 safety rating and features
The Ford F-150 is America’s best selling truck, and recent news is proving that Americans have great taste. The IIHS just named the F-150 a 2016 Top Safety Pick, the only fullsize truck to earn this designation. Awards like this one are a great recognition of how outstanding the 2016 Ford F-150 safety rating and features are. (more…)
Will autonomous cars work in the dark?
Many autonomous cars use camera systems that read the white lines painted on the roads and use this information to aid with navigation. However, a system like this has an obvious limitation: they need light. So will autonomous cars work in the dark? Ford is attempting to tackle this problem, developing an autonomous system that will work even in the dark. (more…)
New Ford Interceptor “No Profile” Light Bar features
Ford has lowered the profile of its Police Interceptor Utility. The new Ford Interceptor “No Profile” light bar features will add to the vehicle’s stealthy appearance, and make the vehicle more inconspicuous. (more…)
2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang new performance features
Just when you thought the best couldn’t get any better, Ford has decided to increase the performance specifications on the 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang. The 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang new performance features will make this the ultimate performance car. (more…)
How well do Ford trucks retail their value?
For pretty much everyone, buying a vehicle is a significant investment. Finding a car or truck that retains a significant portion of its value for years after it is purchased can help maximize this investment. With all of this in mind, how well do Ford trucks retain their value? Pretty well. Ford was recently named Best Value Truck Brand in America by Vincentric, a great acknowledgement of the kind of investment Ford vehicles can be. (more…)